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About time I updated my bio, it’s been 4 years since the last one. Curt short-form curation at the corner of Street-Art, Politics, Photography, Old Hollywood and my random obsessions du jour. Plodding along in New York City.

Sorry If I don’t follow back there’s only so many blogs I can follow without my dash choking.

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John Lennon & Paul McCartney

Hello, Goodbye

Magical Mystery Tour

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The Beatles -  ’Hello, Goodbye’

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Down with ISIS: The curious case of the ‘Jewish’ Kurds
Photo: Jews demonstrate in solidarity with Kurds. The current  rapprochement between Jews and Kurds, standing togetheragainst ISIS and in favour of the protection of oppressed minorities in Iraq,  has obscured an aspect of their historical relationship not often talked about : how many Kurdish Jews converted to Islam over the centuries?The 18,000-member Kurdish-Jewish community was airlifted to Israel in 1950, so  Jews attending demonstrations in solidarity with Kurds are surprised to hear that Kurds have Jewish family members living in Israel or recall that their grandmothers were Jewish. One estimated that the ‘Jewish’ Kurds living in the Kurdish region numbered 150,000. This figure is almost certainly a fantasy.
In Kurdistan, they call them Ben-Ju: they are the descendants of Jews converted to Islam. To all intents and purposes, they are Muslim. But they remain aware of their Jewish ancestry, and this undoubtedly influences their views. Many are sympathetic to Israel. The Israel-Kurdmagazine - whose editor disappeared without trace (reportedly kidnapped by Iranian agents) - was apparently an initiative of Kurds of mixed Muslim-Jewish ancestry. There could be hundreds or even thousands of these cases. It’s an intriguing thought that the scale of forced conversions in Kurdistan might even approximate what occurred in Morocco (one in four Moroccan Muslims in Fez, for example, are reckoned to descend from Jewish converts) Yemen, and Iran. It could be a skeleton in the Kurdish cupboard of massive proportions. Jews were under the protection of local tribal chieftains, or aghas. It is possible that these aghas seized Jewish girls as their wives.A story doing the rounds in Israel tells that a military adviser was sent by the Israeli army to train the Kurds in the Sixties. He wrote that when he was invited one evening for a dinner at a Kurdish peshmerga army leader’s house, a lady in that house brought him tea. When he looked at her, he thought he recognised her and  asked if she was Sarah. When she heard him calling her that name, she dropped the tray with all the tea on the floor out of  shock, and rushed out of the room. He  never saw her again. He added that when his family lived in northern Iraq, he had a sister by the name of Sarah who was kidnapped. He was sure that that lady was his sister.This story echoes that told by  Ariel Sabar in ’My father’s Paradise’.Ariel’s aunt was kidnapped by her Muslim wetnurse as a baby, and never heard of again.Of Kurdish barbers and Jewish converts 

Down with ISIS: The curious case of the ‘Jewish’ Kurds

Photo: Jews demonstrate in solidarity with Kurds. 

The current  rapprochement between Jews and Kurds, standing togetheragainst ISIS and in favour of the protection of oppressed minorities in Iraq,  has obscured an aspect of their historical relationship not often talked about : how many Kurdish Jews converted to Islam over the centuries?

The 18,000-member Kurdish-Jewish community was airlifted to Israel in 1950, so  Jews attending demonstrations in solidarity with Kurds are surprised to hear that Kurds have Jewish family members living in Israel or recall that their grandmothers were Jewish. One estimated that the ‘Jewish’ Kurds living in the Kurdish region numbered 150,000. This figure is almost certainly a fantasy.

In Kurdistan, they call them Ben-Ju: they are the descendants of Jews converted to Islam. To all intents and purposes, they are Muslim. But they remain aware of their Jewish ancestry, and this undoubtedly influences their views. Many are sympathetic to Israel. The Israel-Kurdmagazine - whose editor disappeared without trace (reportedly kidnapped by Iranian agents) - was apparently an initiative of Kurds of mixed Muslim-Jewish ancestry. 

There could be hundreds or even thousands of these cases.
 It’s an intriguing thought that the scale of forced conversions in Kurdistan might even approximate what occurred in Morocco (one in four Moroccan Muslims in Fez, for example, are reckoned to descend from Jewish converts) Yemen, and Iran. It could be a skeleton in the Kurdish cupboard of massive proportions.

 Jews were under the protection of local tribal chieftains, or aghas. It is possible that these aghas seized Jewish girls as their wives.

A story doing the rounds in Israel tells that a military adviser was sent by the Israeli army to train the Kurds in the Sixties. He wrote that when he was invited one evening for a dinner at a Kurdish peshmerga army leader’s house, a lady in that house brought him tea. When he looked at her, he thought he recognised her and  asked if she was Sarah. When she heard him calling her that name, she dropped the tray with all the tea on the floor out of  shock, and rushed out of the room. He  never saw her again. He added that when his family lived in northern Iraq, he had a sister by the name of Sarah who was kidnapped. He was sure that that lady was his sister.

This story echoes that told by  Ariel Sabar in My father’s Paradise’.Ariel’s aunt was kidnapped by her Muslim wetnurse as a baby, and never heard of again.

Of Kurdish barbers and Jewish converts 

(Source: jewishrefugees.blogspot.com)

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Maria Jose, Duchess Carl Theodor in Bavaria (born Princess in Braganza), ca.1874.

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Maria Jose, Duchess Carl Theodor in Bavaria (born Princess in Braganza), ca.1874.

The Beatles’ Final Photoshoot, 1969

The Beatles’ Final Photoshoot, 1969

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Dasic Fernandez for The Bushwick Collective - Bushwick (NYC)

Dasic Fernandez for The Bushwick Collective - Bushwick (NYC)

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Andy Warhol shopping for Campbell’s soup, 1965

Andy Warhol shopping for Campbell’s soup, 1965

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John Lennon & Paul McCartney

Hello, Goodbye

Magical Mystery Tour

164 plays

The Beatles -  ’Hello, Goodbye’

In human-computer interaction, cut and paste and copy and paste offer user-interface paradigms for transferring text, data, files or objects from a source to a destination. Most ubiquitously, users require the ability to cut and paste sections of plain text. This paradigm has close associations with graphical user interfaces that use pointing devices such as a computer mouse (by drag and drop, for example).
 

In human-computer interactioncut and paste and copy and paste offer user-interface paradigms for transferring text, datafiles or objects from a source to a destination. Most ubiquitously, users require the ability to cut and paste sections of plain text. This paradigm has close associations with graphical user interfaces that use pointing devices such as a computer mouse (by drag and drop, for example).

 

Barack Obama with a friend in Karachi, 1982

Barack Obama with a friend in Karachi, 1982

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Jourdan Dunn For Gareth Pugh
Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring / Summer 2013

Jourdan Dunn For Gareth Pugh

Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring / Summer 2013

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